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by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue May 04, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 11137

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

That'd be Matt Groth, if my information is correct. Greg was third and Marisol fifth (so I have been led to believe)
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ears That Do Not See - Music is all magic
Replies: 9
Views: 1791

Re: Ears That Do Not See - Music is all magic

I was thinking something similar after my team played through "the eyes that cannot see." I'm willing to offer my assistance if you're looking for any help.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10
Replies: 7
Views: 873

ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10

There is also a post about this tournament in the Trash forums, but due to this tournament's duel nature, it is being posted in both forums. On Saturday, March 6, the University of Delaware Academic Competition Club will be hosting the Delaware Winter Invitational. DWI is a new quiz bowl tournament ...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7531

Re: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010

Heres the updated post regarding the tournament On Saturday, March 6, the University of Delaware Academic Competition Club will be hosting the Delaware Winter Invitational. DWI is a new quiz bowl tournament we are writing in-house, intended for high school and college players. Format: This tournamen...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7531

Re: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010

In regards to packet number and question quality,wWe hope to have an 11 or 12 round tournament with a packet or two in reserve incase of a snafu. We have half of the packets completed with the remaining packets ranging from 0 to 75% done. UD's break goes until about half-way through February so our ...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7531

DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010

This thread is for the announcement and initial discussion of the Delaware Winter Invitational (DWI). This will be a tournament with a similar format to that of This Tournament Goes to Eleven hosted at the University of Delaware on March 6th. For those unfamiliar with the format, each round consists...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ASS II Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5082

Re: ASS II Discussion

Upon further reflection it seems if I were to continue to do ASS in the future, I would not be doing themes in the fashion of this tournament. While the number of lateral buzzes did not seem all that high in the actual tournament (as compared to reading online in the IRC chat, for instance, where t...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ASS II Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5082

Re: ASS II Discussion

The second packet's theme was the Venture Brothers, although some of those connections were pretty loose. By the way, did anyone figure out the theme before the last tossup? Casey apparently did on question 6 but wasn't playing. I suspected as much throughout the packet but certain questions would ...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ASS II Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5082

Re: ASS II Discussion

It didn't matter but one thing to consider regarding the tournament. It was stated that in the case of ties in the placement that Points Per Bonus would be taken into account. While I wouldn't normally have a problem with this (and in the end didn't), I would've been sore had our placement been dete...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun May 25, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 10958

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage - Thomas Jefferson wins!

I am rather disappointed I didn't get to see Charter finished 2nd. Silly University of Delaware and their irregular semester schedule.

Congratulations to TJ. Even during their less awesome years I have always thought that TJ was the team to beat, even when Maggie Won last year.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7121

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

While I fear that my comments may be lost to the ocean of debate and replying to posts there are a few things I would like to say about TRASHionals A) It was well run, I had no problem with the moderators, and (besides a few minor, minor errors) stats were kept sufficiently. B) I am sorry my cd play...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 15339

Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

I don't think I have ever missed a tossup regarding "Bring it On".

Though I think my most shameful (perhaps best buzz) ever was by getting Balistics Ecks vs Sliver on the first clue at Trashionals 2007
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Regionals at Delaware (02/16/08)
Replies: 24
Views: 4548

Re: Stats

Pellegrini wrote:The stats are available here: http://udel.edu/stu-org/acc/pastevents/ ... dings.html
Ah, I see Mark beat me to it.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Regionals at Delaware (02/16/08)
Replies: 24
Views: 4548

I would like to express my frustration that this event only drew 6 teams, however. This hasn't just been a problem at ACF Regionals, either. It seems like a lot of teams in the Midatlantic Circuit are for unknown reasons skipping out on tournaments that they know will be well edited and that will n...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Systems
Replies: 21
Views: 5482

i prefer and held stick buzzers too. i really hate those ones where the light for the buzzer is on top, but the button is on the bottom. it seems really pointless to me. we have three judges and two of them are broken (not surprising to anyone i hope). I dont see whats so bad about them. you can ac...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 7826

U of D is going this year for the first time in many a year. CBI actually contacted UD asking if they could hold a tourney and send a team to regionals. Always wanting (good) publicity our students activities organization set the tourney fourth. We got a free judge out of it and the two winning team...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Systems
Replies: 21
Views: 5482

I voted for the Judge, again, for some reason.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Poll: Bizzare Trash Format
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Poll: Bizzare Trash Format

The format of TTGT11 was interesting. I liked the idea of tournaments where two packets would be read simultaneously and with eight player teams where they can divide up into different groups depending on what packet they preferred. Points would be distributed 1 for each winner and 1 for which ever ...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

So Charter and Delaware have a bid? I highly doubt (but its not entirely impossible) that both teams will attend. Just thought you should know for determining teams, etc.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Regionals at Delaware (02/16/08)
Replies: 24
Views: 4548

yoda4554 wrote:I also emailed you guys some time back to say that Temple's bringing a team.
Make sure you e-mailed markpell at udel dot edu with that information. Last time I heard we were up to 6 teams, 2 from MD, and 2 each from two other school that slip my mind.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash questions from Wikipedia
Replies: 15
Views: 2946

If you have access to this year's Ann B. Davis set, Speaking of which, does anyone have a link to this years Ann B Davis set? On topic: I admit that I use wikipedia as a preliminary source. Never as the final and only, however. For instance, if I were to write a "Fictional Sports Teams" subject rou...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS
Replies: 63
Views: 7234

I'm in for one. Other things considered: The Japanese fighter plane Jack Skellington's ghost doggie The number of paragraphs not plagiarized in "Chip Beall: A Biography" (most of the material was taken from old ACF Nationals packets and cards from the 20th century edition of Trivial Pursuit) Number...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Regionals at Delaware (02/16/08)
Replies: 24
Views: 4548

Contact mapellegrini at comcast dot net for registration/further questions.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Regionals at Delaware (02/16/08)
Replies: 24
Views: 4548

Announcement: ACF Regionals at Delaware (02/16/08)

Base fee: $120 per team Buzzers: -$5 each for working buzzers Staffers: -$10 each Laptop: -$10 each at UCLA, Tulsa, Chicago, and Delaware sites Travel: -$10 per team for each 200 miles travelled Canada -$20 for your team being from a Canadian school New ACF teams (your school did not send a team to ...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QB'er on Jeopardy tonight
Replies: 19
Views: 2686

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:It was something like:

Aviation History
This man was the 100something (I think 181st) man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

Answer here
close 118th

But yes, total hose.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS
Replies: 63
Views: 7234

DeisEvan wrote:Maybe things that are equal to zero, other than the Patriots' regular season losses this year?
I support this
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Evan's Adventures in Dreamland
Replies: 6
Views: 913

I am guessing approximately 3 am will be your next sleep.

Also, first post from a non-moderator.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guys, this really sucks (SERIOUS POST)
Replies: 46
Views: 6060

For those stuck on Woman on Hard, don't feel bad. That is a pretty damn difficult song for such a low tier on hard. I've played through all but the last tier on hard and Woman is still sitting at 3 stars (despite getting 4 and 5 stars on most other songs).
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guys, this really sucks (SERIOUS POST)
Replies: 46
Views: 6060

My band name includes

The Fire Hazards
Hand Glory
and
Robecxkq's Cube
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: playing against the packet
Replies: 55
Views: 14244

In reference to Timur there was a question a few years back (I think maybe from a TJ in-house tourney [not the previously stated one]) that started off with how he was crippled (something about getting shot in the leg with an arrow) and a reference to his childhood as a thief in some Central Asian c...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: playing against the packet
Replies: 55
Views: 14244

Cookie Monster brings up an interesting point. It seems that sometimes the problems with the question are caused by unknowing editors and not unknowing writers.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 22090

It was a very polarizing packet to say the least. On my team two players did all the scoring while the others did none (and we are normally a balanced team).

I'd like to protest the lack of male nudity. That seems a lot easier to memorize (due to a general lack-there-of).
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 22090

Any thoughts on the World Lit and/or the Indie/Emo/Alt packets ? Didn't play World Lit, but I think the Indie/Emo/Alt packet was nicely put together. It had bands I have on my ipod and ones I've never heard of. I didn't score during the round, but then again I am not a big fan of the aforementioned...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 22090

Re: Theme Packets in General

Maybe Anthony is onto something with a tossup-only format with each person playing for himself/herself, to prevent the "crop duster", "Quick-Draw McGraw" syndrome... I firmly support this idea. While I did enjoy the themed rounds I did play, I do think they would have been better with some structur...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 22090

I would like to personally thank Mike (and anyone else who contributed) for the Pokemon round (atleast, I think he said he wrote it). It was a very enjoyable round for me despite my team loosing. I would also like a link to the podcast site (once that round is up, that is). Even though I haven't pla...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Taking Notes
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

At the end of each week I would look over the questions my players had missed at practices, matches, tournaments, etc. Since most couldn't go more than a few hours without their iPods nearby, I made mp3's of myself reading the missed questions and distributed them to the players. This way, they cou...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Taking Notes
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

I write don't any answer I find of particular interest or am not completely familiar with. I will always write down answers/clues that inspire me to write a question on topic X. I also write down my personal stats, for the sake of calculating them myself. I also do a lot of doodling during sports, c...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Why Do Tournaments Start So Early?
Replies: 9
Views: 3022

For the most part, I don't mind getting up that early. Having said that, the three/four earliest times I have gotten up in the last four months have been because of QB/TRASH tournaments. Now, having said that, I would prefer to have my weekend nights compared to my weekend mornings. I guess it reall...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17674

Oh, btw, I would like to personally thank whoever wrote the bonus about songs that reference Romeo and Juliet. It was great to see Singing in my Sleep by Semisonic to come up.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17674

Oh, and that FPS weapon bonus seemed pretty hard for this tournament. One of those parts should have been on a game the weapon was used in to make it easier. I'll have to disagree with you on that, but hear me out. The railgun seems to be the most prolific weapon of the Quake series. While that may...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17674

As far as wikiplagarism goes, I know that the second clue of the "The Thing" tossup is almost verbatim from the wikipedia entry. I am a fan of the movie and was able to buzz on the clue referencing the only female voice as that of the chess computer thanks to wikipedia. Perhaps its not direct plagar...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: B teams
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

B-teams going to tournaments is necessary for training the future heirs to your current A-team. They may lose, but everyone is somewhat bad when they first start. They need to go to tournaments to learn to stop sucking. Agreed. I know I wouldn't be 1/5th of the player I am now if I only played whil...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT VII (10/27/07)
Replies: 33
Views: 11346

The tournament was enjoyable, as all was, though I do have a few things to say. The tournament was rather long. Prelims weren't over until about 3:30. Sure, some leeway must be given seeing as there were 68 teams, but it still dragged on. I can understand BroNi's logic in releasing the questions whe...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: THE CAKE IS A LIE
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

I find it hard to overstate my satisfaction with this thread
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How do YOU fundraise?
Replies: 30
Views: 7625

TheCzarMan wrote:Ah, we wouldn't be able to do this during school. After school only events.
Perhaps the teachers can offer extra-credit? Also, if they really chat it up and make a spectacle of it I am sure they could attract decent audiences.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How do YOU fundraise?
Replies: 30
Views: 7625

Middle School tournaments can garner money and early interest in the team. When you host a tournament, buying alot of pizza/soda/snacks is a good way to earn extra money. A lot of teams really don't want to travel to get food, so having some there is nice. Also, your instructor can sell the rest of ...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trivia Buffs Needed for New Show
Replies: 35
Views: 10208

Re: casting calls

hollandstriplincasting wrote:the casting calls will likely be in IL, NC, GA, and NV but dates and venues are not set at this time.
Any chance of something in the Northeast?
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trivia Buffs Needed for New Show
Replies: 35
Views: 10208

Well, it seems like Rocket Science Laboratories brought us such high-quality shows as: My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance Temptation Island Joe Millionaire Trading Spouses Married by America and perhaps most interesting..."Invasion of the Hidden Cameras" So this may be legit, but at the same time, did anyo...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging out-of-state interest in an HS trash tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 2826

I do like attending any Trash tourney but MN is a bit of a drive from DE. Perhaps College Park? They seem to be quite the center for Trash on the east coast.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Tournaments Using High School Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 9959

I agree that the house-written 2006-2007 season Thomas Jefferson tournament was a solid question set. It started off at about the level of NAQT IS but did advance to HS nationals (which is above Undergrad tournaments in the NAQT difficulty scale, iirc) and perhaps beyond. Well written and (for the m...